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th U. S. Cavalry, joined my staff as aides-de-camp, and remained with me until I was relieved from the command of the Army of the Potomac. All of these officers served me with great gallantry and devotion; they were ever ready to execute any service, no matter how dangerous, difficult, or fatiguing. The duties of the inspector-general's Department, during the whole period of my command of the Army of the Potomac, were performed by Col. D. B. Sackett, assisted by Majs. N. H. Davis and Roger Jones, of the inspector-general's corps. The value of the services rendered by these officers merits all the commendation that I can bestow. No duty was ever slighted by them and no labor too great for them. Their reports were always full, satisfactory, and thoroughly to be relied upon. Nor did they confine themselves to the mere routine work of their duties, but on the field of battle rendered most valuable services as aides-de-camp under heavy fire. When I assumed command of the Divisi
re its flanks would be reasonably secure and it would be within supporting distance of the main army. Gen. Porter carried out my orders to that effect. It was not advisable at that time, even had it been practicable, to withdraw the 5th corps to the right bank of the Chickahominy. Such a movement would have exposed the rear of the army, placed as between two fires, and enabled Jackson's fresh troops to interrupt the movement to James river by crossing the Chickahominy in the vicinity of Jones's bridge before we could reach Malvern Hill with our trains. I determined then to resist Jackson with the 5th corps, reinforced by all our disposable troops in the new position near the bridge-heads, in order to cover the withdrawal of the trains and heavy guns, and to give time for the arrangements to secure the adoption of the James river as our line of supplies in lieu of the Pamunkey. The greater part of the heavy guns and wagons having been removed to the right bank of the Chickahom
Mill, 415 ; Glendale, 443 ; Pope's campaign, 454, 466; South Mountain, 561, 562, 573 ; after Antietam, 624, 648. 640. James river, Va., 203, 227, 235, 268, 269, 289, 343, 346. 411, 482, 485, 486, 497. Jameson, Gen. C. D., 81, 379-381. Johnston, Gen. J., in Virginia, 54, 85, 222, force 76. In Peninsula, 267 ; Yorktown, 319, 333 ; Williamsburg, 334, 337, 353 ; Fair Oaks. 399, 400, 402. Joinville, Prince de, 123, 144, 145, 176. Jones, Gen. D. R., 340. Jones, Lieut. J. W., 133. Jones, Maj. R., 124. Kanawha Valley, W. Va., 52, 53, 56, 64, 65. Kauerhem, Capt., 419, 430. Kearny, Gen. P , 80, 81, 138. At Yorktown, 298, 301, 304 ; Williamsburg, 320, 324-326, 332, 333; in pursuit, 341, 352, 354; Fair Oaks, 378, 379, 382, 383 ; Glendale. 430, 432 ; Malvern, 434, 436. Pope's campaign, 509, 510. Keedyswlle — see Antietam. Kelton, Col. J. C., 534, 535, 542. 546. Kern, Capt., 430, 431. Key, Col. T. M.. 123. 134; at Yorktown, 291 ; Antietam, 603, 609. Keyes, Gen. E. D.,